Former Kansas DA Set For Sentencing

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A former Cherokee County prosecutor who received perks and money from a Galena adult club in return for favorable legal treatment is to be sentenced on Monday for extortion.

Michael Goodrich, of Baxter Springs, pleaded guilty in June to a single count of extorting money and favors from Sensations Gentlemen's Club from Jan. 1, 2005, to September 2007.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss one count each of extortion, wire fraud and intimidating a witness.

Prosecutors also agreed to recommend to U.S. District Judge Monti Belot that Goodrich get a sentence at the low end of federal sentencing guidelines.

Extortion carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Goodrich acknowledged in his plea deal that he received money and other perks from the owner and employees of Sensations. In return, he dismissed traffic tickets and other costs.


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